SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar speaking to the media has confirmed that Indian Navy has taken the program to develop locally diesel marine engines for warships and other associateships to replace imported diesel engines and is confident that the first engine will be ready in four years.
idrw.org has been told that defence PSUs like Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and private players like Kirloskar and Tata Power are working with Indian Navy in the development of diesel marine engines in the country.
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) that has developed Kaveri Marine Gas Turbine (KMGT) with rated 12MW power output is undergoing further refinements and upgradation and when ready will power cruisers and destroyers.
Indian Navy by 2047 wants to build a fleet of warships that are powered by in-house diesel marine engines and gas turbine engines in the country reducing dependence on imported engines of Ukrainian, Russian, American and British origins.
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